$6.7m to boost renewables in US agriculture

The US Department of Agriculture is investing more than $6.7 million (£4.2m) in 544 renewable and energy efficiency projects. The cash will be provided to farmers and rural businesses in the nation as part of  the Rural Energy for America Programme (REAP). It has so far awarded $545 million (£343m) to help more than 8,800 projects across […]

New wave predicting method could double marine energy

New methods for predicting wave power could double the energy from marine renewables, academics have claimed. Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a way of accurately predicting the power of waves, which they claim could help make wave technologies more efficient. The study focused on point absorbers, commonly used floating devices with parts […]